Orientation and Induction

Welcome to Western Sydney University

We would like to welcome you warmly to Western Sydney University and congratulate you on your successful appointment.

In your first weeks and months of employment it is important to get to know your new environment and culture as well as your new role.

What is involved in the orientation and induction process?

Your supervisor will provide you with your on-job induction and orientation and will work with you and your new colleagues to make the first days and weeks a positive learning experience.

The following information and resources will also assist you in quickly becoming familiar with the large amount of information you need in your new role:

You will be asked to attend an Orientation session at the Peter Shergold Building, Parramatta City Campus.

This session provides an overview of Western Sydney University, its mission and values, governance and organisational structure and key policies, as a broad range of information about working at Western Sydney.

Casual staff should talk with their supervisor about participating in all of the usual aspects of induction and orientation, unless a brief, local induction would be sufficient for the role.

Some important information for new staff

Emergency phone number

Please take note of the Emergency phone number for all campuses – extension 2300 – keep it next to your phone.

Who do I speak to about a pay enquiry?

You should refer to your contract in the first instance. If you need further assistance, contact the HR Operations team.

Visit the Your Pay page to learn how pay is handled at Western Sydney University - including payroll cycle deadline dates.

Facilities, equipment, computer access etc

Your supervisor will arrange for your work space or office, computer equipment, stationery, etc. and will authorise and arrange computer access for you. More information about this is available on the ITS website.

Your supervisor will also arrange for you to meet colleagues and key people in and related to your work unit.

Professional development - what training is available?

Organisational Development (opens in a new window) offers a range of courses and training programs to assist staff in their professional and career development.

Some courses, such as the University's Workplace Health and Safety modules, are compulsory for staff members. Refer to the Orientation and Induction courses page to find out which courses are compulsory.

How does Western Sydney University manage equity and fairness issues?

Western Sydney University aims to be socially just and comprises a community which is diverse and skilled, reflective of the Greater Western Sydney regional population.

The Equity and Diversity Unit is a consultation and advisory unit to the University on social justice matters. Full details are available from the Equity and Diversity Unit website.